Agnitio: UG Poster Presentation Autism and its Treatment

Sameer Agrawal, B.Pharm 4th Year Atul Verma, B.Pharm 4th Year Sajal Srivastava, Deputy Director A.I.P. (Faculty Guide) Amity Institute Of Pharmacy (A.I.P.) Amity University, Lucknow Campus

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired reciprocal social interaction, impaired communication, and restricted, repetitive, or stereotyped behaviors. Autism seems to affect more children than was previously believed, although this phenomenon may be due to broadening of the diagnostic criteria and increased awareness of the condition. Recent research has clearly indicated the importance of early identification, since early intensive treatment is associated with better long-term outcome. There are many controversies and competing theories about the etiology and treatment of autism, often leaving families confused about the best course of treatment and intervention. Pediatric primary health care clinicians have an important role in both the early identification and ongoing management of children with autism. Autism therapies attempt to lessen the deficits and abnormal behaviors associated with autism and other autism spectrum disorders , and to increase the quality of life and functional independence of autistic individuals, especially children. Treatment is typically tailored to the child's needs. Treatments fall into two major categories: educational interventions and medical management.

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